August 2020 Banding Results

August 2020 Banding Results

Written by Daena Ford 2020 would mark year 32 of natal dispersal raptor banding for BBRR.  This time of year is affectionately known amongst the BBRR crew as “August Red-tail Season” because it primarily takes place during the month of August, and the main raptor that...
Volunteer Opportunity: Summer Raptor Count

Volunteer Opportunity: Summer Raptor Count

For all you hawk watchers out there missing spring migration…BBRR is looking for volunteers to assist with our 2020 Summer Raptor Count.  This count began in the summer of 2019, to document the natal dispersal flight of raptors which occurs at Braddock Bay...
Sharp-shinned Hawk Coloring Sheet

Sharp-shinned Hawk Coloring Sheet

Share your Sharpies with BBRR! The Sharp-shinned Hawk is a fascinating little forest raptor, who often visits backyard bird feeders for a song bird meal.  The “Sharpie” is our featured species this spring, and we have made available a coloring sheet for...
Featured Species: Sharp-shinned Hawk

Featured Species: Sharp-shinned Hawk

Photo above taken by raptor bander Jill Heimrich of a female (left) and male Sharp-shinned Hawk.  All other photos in this post taken by David Brown. Hey Kids!  Download our Sharp-shinned Hawk Coloring Sheet Sharp-shinned Hawk Facts – by Hannah Brenner “Is that...
Recipe for Adding Native Plants to Any Garden

Recipe for Adding Native Plants to Any Garden

BBRR is fortunate to have some very talented volunteers, including the author of this article, Carol Erb.  Carol is a very experienced landscaper and Master Gardener, who specializes in organic and native gardening.  Carol was to be a presenter at Bird of Prey Days...
Featured Species: Red-tailed Hawk

Featured Species: Red-tailed Hawk

Written by Jill Heimrich   Have you ever driven down the expressway or thruway and noticed a fierce-looking, large bird atop the light or telephone pole intently looking at the ground on the side of the road? That bird is most likely a Red-tailed hawk (Buteo...